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Sustainability 2018, 10(1), 45;

Investment Promotion, Fiscal Competition and Economic Growth Sustainability

School of Economics and Management, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
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Received: 6 December 2017 / Revised: 22 December 2017 / Accepted: 23 December 2017 / Published: 2 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability)
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Local governments in China build development zones to attract investment. We develop a model of fiscal competition to examine investment promotion under centralization and decentralization. Our study shows that even when perfect information is not available, under the condition of an indivisible investment, a central government achieves the optimal investment in development zones and the best tax ratio for maximizing total welfare, whereas decentralized decision-making easily results in infrastructure overinvestment and tax erosion, which does harm to economic growth sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: fiscal competition; investment promotion; economic growth sustainability fiscal competition; investment promotion; economic growth sustainability
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Wu, B.; Xu, X.; Feng, Z. Investment Promotion, Fiscal Competition and Economic Growth Sustainability. Sustainability 2018, 10, 45.

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